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University Lecturer: Physical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry invites applications for a University Lectureship in physical chemistry to be taken up as soon as possible. Candidates with research interests in the development and application of novel biophysical methods in the areas of, for instance, laser spectroscopy, single molecule fluorescence or super resolution microscopy are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful applicants will be expected to establish high-quality, internationally recognised and externally-funded research programmes. Moreover, they are expected to demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the Department. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research is strongly encouraged across the university and its associated institutes.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant subject, significant postdoctoral experience, and must show strong evidence of research excellence. Appointment will be to the retiring age, subject to a probationary period of five years.

Information about the Department's research and teaching activities are available on the Department's website ( Informal enquiries about the position can be made to the Head of Department, Professor John Pyle (

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV, publications list, contact details for three referees, and a statement (up to eight pages) covering your research experience to date and research plans for the future.

Please quote reference MA11931 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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